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Vérité – “Gesture”

29 Apr


We’re fast running out of superlatives for Vérité. The New York based popstar has been rocking our world for the last couple of years with her intelligent, emotional and infectious pop. The Echo and Sentiment EPs were outstanding and her forthcoming Living EP is another brilliant collection of cracking songs.

We’ve already had the fabulous ”Underdressed” and “Constant Crush” and today Vérité is sharing “Gesture”. Like a once famous ambassador, she is really spoiling us.

Lyrically evocative we see her sitting amongst the debris of a night before, bedsheets strewn and scattered as she sings. “Gesture” is a bit more stripped back than its predecessors, reflecting the exposed emotion within, focusing more on the rhythm than the melody. The vocal, as ever, is gorgeous as she sings amidst this scene of relationship disrepair. It is, like Vérité herself, fantastic.

”Gesture” is taken from the forthcoming “Living” EP which is due out on 6 May and will be available fromiTunes.

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Vérité – “Constant Crush”

18 Apr


After a few weeks off, it kind of feels like we’re back on it with writing, which we hope you agree that is a good thing. While we were off there were a fair few stonking tunes released from many a blog fave and it would be remiss of us not to give them a mention. So, starting now, we’re going to blitz a few of those tunes because a) we love them and b) we can and there is nowhere better to start than with our current pop Queen, Vérité.

The second track taken from her forthcoming EP, Living, “Constant Crush” follows the fabulous ”Underdressed” and is another stone cold beauty. Seductive and infectious, her voice is just perfect for this kind of intelligent, emotional but accessible pop style. It’s another shoulder bopping, side-to-side swaying gem that you just want to listen to again and again. Three EPs in and Vérité is yet to put a foot wrong. Superb stuff.

”Constant Crush” is taken from the forthcoming “Living” EP and can be bought as a single now from iTunes.

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Vérité – “Underdressed”

4 Mar


Over the last two years Vérité has pretty much ruled the chic-pop-banger world with her fantastic Echo and Sentiment EPs. Today is putting 2016 on notice that she is coming for it with the brilliantly emotive and seductive class of “Underdressed”.

If you were to Weird Science up a perfect popstar, chances are the result would look and sound a lot like Vérité. She manages to blend the emotional resonance and intelligence of Robyn, the bold infectiousness of Katy Perry, the playful genre-bending of Pharrell and Timberlake and the warmth and eternally loved-ness of Kylie.

She also has the ability to come up with tracks that not only stand up to repeat listens, they get better and better each time. We played “Weekend” to death and are in the midst of a similar session with “Underdressed” as we write (God bless Soundcloud and their repeat song function). It’s got to the point now where we are unconsciously gesturing at the big punctuation points in the song and not understanding the confused looks we’re getting from the people around us who aren’t wearing our headphones.

“Underdressed” is huge in a (perfectly) very understated way. It builds subtly, breathing vulnerability yet radiating the confidence of a popstar who is completely mastering her craft. It’s intricate synth lines and crisp digital beats climb gradually, hand in hand, up a vast stairwell to the (fucking) roof of a large city skyscraper. This is where we find Vérité, windswept and open, emoting and power ballad fist clenching as she calls out “Give me just a little truth / Leave me / Underdressed and out of time / Take me to a different view / Change it / All I ever wanna do is / Stay here”.

With new (brilliant) music due later this year, 2016 looks set to be another superb year for Vérité.

”Underdressed” is out now and available from iTunes.

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